This is a popular shade, park, and lawn tree over a large part of the Union, with proper selection of varieties. The sugar maple (Acer saccharinum, Waugh; A. saccharum, Marsh) does well east of the lakes and over a large part of the Southeastern States, with some local variety variations in the South. in the prairie States the trees from Eastern and Southern nurseries do not thrive. On the other hand, the native type known as Acer nigrum thrives on varied soil over a large part of the West. But as grown from Missouri seed the trees do not prove hardy in north Iowa and Minnesota. Hence in improving home places, the trees should be grown from locally grown seed or be obtained from as nearly local timber growth as possible.